Tours in Edinburgh, Scotland

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10:00am Secrets of the Royal Mile Tour 2018-2019
The best way to explore Edinburgh is to follow your feet. Where the buses can't take you, and the guide books don't show you is where our city's stories lie - the closes, wynds, courtyards and homes of Old Edinburgh. We'll visit the sites that are tucked away to see the secrets and tell the tales. We'll help unlock our fascinating past - the culture, crime, politics and people of Scotland's capital.

This is a unique walking tour of Edinburgh, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Visit the sites that are tucked away to see the secrets and tell the tales. The guide will unlock the fascinating past - the culture, crime, politics and people of Scotland's capital.

Please Note: Children under the age of 5 are not
permitted on the tours. Tour is on request.
Days of Operation: Daily
Departure Time: 10:00am
Duration: 2.25 hours
Meeting Point: Mercat Cross, High Street, Edinburgh
12:00pm Scotch Malt Whisky Society with Lunch and Tasting Tour 2018-2019
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is a private members club with an award winning dining room. The Society is one of the world's foremost authority on single cask, single malt whisky and only ever bottles whiskies from individual casks or barrels, which means each is exceptional and limited in availability. After a tour of the members rooms, guests will be able to enjoy a delicious 2 course lunch, followed by a tasting of 2 Society malts in the members bar.

After a tour of the members rooms, guests will be able to enjoy a delicious two course lunch, followed by a tasting of two Society malts in the members bar.

Please Note: Children under the age of 5 are not permitted on the tours. Tour is on request.

Days of Operation: Daily, except Sunday

Departure Time: 12:00pm

Duration: 2 hours

Meeting Point: Meet at physical location:
28 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JX

Note: Present voucher upon arrival
at Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
1:00pm Secrets Of The Royal Mile Tour 2018-2019
The best way to explore Edinburgh is to follow your feet. Where the buses can't take you, and the guide books don't show you is where our city's stories lie - the closes, wynds, courtyards and homes of Old Edinburgh. We'll visit the sites that are tucked away to see the secrets and tell the tales. We'll help unlock our fascinating past - the culture, crime, politics and people of Scotland's capital.

This is a unique walking tour of Edinburgh, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Visit the sites that are tucked away to see the secrets and tell the tales. The guide will unlock the fascinating past - the culture, crime, politics and people of Scotland's capital.

Please Note: Children under the age of 5 are not
permitted on the tours. Tour is on request.
Days of Operation: Daily
Departure Time: 1:00pm
Duration: 2.25 hours
Meeting Point: Mercat Cross, High Street, Edinburgh
2:00pm Standard Afternoon Tea At Edinburgh Castle Tour 2018-2019
Tea consumption increased dramatically during the early nineteenth century and it is around this time that Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford, is said to have complained of having that sinking feeling during the late afternoon. The solution for the Duchess was a pot of tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. Later friends were invited to join her and this summer practice proved so popular that the Duchess sent cards to her friends asking them to join her for Afternoon Tea. Other society hostesses quickly picked up on the idea and the practice became respectable enough to move it into the drawing room. Before long fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.

Discover the Castle at your leisure and enjoy traditional afternoon tea. Afternoon Tea at Edinburgh Castle is held in the elegant Tea Rooms at Edinburgh Castle, located in the castles Crown Square. Tour includes entrance to the castle.

Please Note: Children under the age of 5
are not permitted on the tours. Tour is on request.

Days of Operation: Daily

Tea Time: 2:00pm

Duration: 3 hours for tour and tea

Meeting Point: The Tea Rooms at Crown Square, Edinburgh Castle, Castlehill, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2NG
8:00am Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Highlands Tour 2018-2019
Your chance to see "Nessie" and follow a route through some of the most spectacular and haunting Highland scenery. Your tour passes through magnificent Glencoe, scene of the clan massacre of the MacDonalds by the Campbells in 1692, and on through Fort William, the beginning of the "Great Glen" and the Caledonian canal, which you follow up to Fort Augustus, nestling on the banks of Loch Ness. Here you can enjoy your lunch, a boat trip (optional, from Easter) or take a wander along the lochside with spectacular views of the loch. From here you return south before returning to Edinburgh via "Monarch of the Glen" country, stopping in Pitlochry on the way.

Highlights:
Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, Great Glen, Fort Augustus, Grampian Mountain, and Pitlochry.

The "Scotland in a day tour" covering the magnificent beauty of Rannoch Moor, Glencoe, the Great Glen, Loch Ness and Pitlochry.

Days of Operation: Daily
Meeting Point: 6 Waterloo Place Edinburgh EH1 3EG
Departure Time: 8:00am
Return Time: Approximately 8:00pm (12 hours)
Return Location: Tour returns to Waverly Bridge
9:30am St. Andrews & The Fishing Villages of Fife Tour 2018-2019
This tour takes you to South Queensferry to view the "8th Wonder of the World". Then travel into the medieval kingdom of Fife, following the coastal route through the pretty fishing villages in the East Neuk of Fife (including stopping in Anstruther). This gives you 3 hours to enjoy the historic city of St. Andrews. You can visit its cathedral, castle and University, shop at leisure and take a walk along its beautiful white sandy beach next to the Old Course, the home of golf. You then travel westwards through the heart of Fife, stopping in the historic village of Falkland, home to James V's historic Renaissance Palace. From here you return home to Edinburgh.

Highlights:
Forth Bridges, Anstruther, Eastern Fife's Fishing Villages, St. Andrews Cathedral, Castle and Old Town, The Old Course and Historic Village of Falkland

A day out with lots of free time in the medieval city of St. Andrews, home of golf, and the picturesque old fishing villages in the East Neuk (corner) of the Kingdom of Fife.

Days of Operation: Daily all year

Departure Time: 9:30am

Meeting Point: 6 Waterloo Place Edinburgh EH1 3EG

Duration: Approximately 12 hours

Return Location: Tour returns to Waverly Bridge
City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Tour
Discover Edinburgh with City Sightseeing
Edinburgh has been the Capital of Scotland since the 15th Century and stands proudly on seven hills creating the dramatic skyline of this lively cosmopolitan city. What better way to see this fantastic city than from the top of a City Sightseeing Tour Bus?? Compare Edinburgh's Old Town, where families lived in cramped conditions and rubbish was thrown out of the windows to the elegant Georgian New Town with its three main streets and a square at either end. Hear about the hangings that took place in the Grassmarket as you marvel at the impenetrable Castle Rock above you and hear about the attempts to capture Edinburgh Castle. See the Royal Mile which joins Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyrood House. City Sightseeing will highlight all the things to do and see in Edinburgh as you tour through the city streets.

Plenty of things to do and see in Scotland's capital
Brave travellers may wish to visit the Edinburgh Dungeon near Stop 1 where the Scott Monument can also be found. For more of Edinburgh's history, peruse the Museum of Childhood and the National Museum of Scotland. Hop off at Lawnmarket for Edinburgh's renowned Castle where you can let the Castle's story unfold in a guided tour "� full of tales of intrigue. For young and old adventurers alike, travel on an epic journey through time at Our Dynamic Earth where you can also take advantage of the digital planetarium screening. Learn about Grayfrairs Bobby, the Burns Monument and the Old Observatory as you tour the city from the top deck of an open top bus.

Let City Sightseeing Edinburgh guide you around the exciting city
Sit back and let City Sightseeing highlight all of the City's must-see places and attractions. With numerous stops located conveniently around the city, hop on and off at your leisure. Stroll through Charlotte Square which is part of the New Town and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will also find The Georgian House which is in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. Arthur's Seat is one of the seven hills of Edinburgh which looms over the city and offers many different walks. Whether you wish to marvel at the exquisite Palace of Holyroodhouse, the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen, or saunter through the Saturday Farmers Market, you will never be short of things to do. In the evening there are plenty of places to wind down. The White Hart inn is one of several pubs which line the north side of Grassmarket. It is one of the city's oldest pubs and its cellar dates back to 1516. Treat yourself to an evening of live music, dancing, theatre or comedy, all of which are in abundance during the annual Edinburgh Festival.

Itinerary:
Stop 1 - Waverley Bridge
Stop 3 - Lothian Road
Stop 4 - Grassmarket
Stop 5 - Lauriston Place
Stop 6 - Johnston Terrace
Stop 7 - Lawnmarket
Stop 8 - Chambers Street
Stop 9 - John Knox House
Stop 10 - Dynamic Earth
Stop 11 - Holyrood
Stop 12 - Canongate
Starting Point:
Stop 1: Waverley Bridge
Depature Time:
9:30am
Season:
All year round, daily, excluding December 25.
Duration:
60 minutes
Frequency:
15-30 minutes
Validity:
Tickets are valid for 24 hours unless other-wise stated. Vouchers can be redeemed at any stop along the route.
Commentary:
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Chinese, and Russian. As well as a Horrible Histories Children's commentary.
Royal Edinburgh Tour 2018-2019
48 Hour Ticket on City Sightseeing Bus. Ticket also includes entrance to Edinburgh Castle. Royal Britannia and Holyrood Palace.

Please Note: Children under the age of 5 are not permitted on the tours.

Information: 48 hour ticket on City Sightseeing Bus. Bus route starts at 9:40am.

Includes: Entrance to Edinburgh Castle, Royal Britannia, and Holyrood Palace.

Meeting Point: 31 Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH1 1BQ

Note: Must present voucher in exchange for ticket upon arrival at City Sightseeing Bus.